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Herbert Ernest Stroermer, 81

Herbert Ernest Stoermer, 81, of rural Cole Camp, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles.  He was born on February 12, 1932, at Yuma, Colorado, a son of Otto and Lena (Busing) Stoermer.

He was baptized by Pastor Hoyer on February 21, 1932, and was confirmed on April 14, 1946, by Pastor R. P. Schulz at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Yuma, Colorado.  He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Yuma, CO.  As a young man, he helped on the family farm in Colorado, where they farmed corn and wheat.  In 1950, he moved with his parents to a farm they had purchased in the Lake Creek area northeast of Cole Camp.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.  On November 28, 1954, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of rural Cole Camp, he was united in marriage to Marvalee Bahrenburg by Pastor Dye.  The couple moved to a farm near Bahner.  In 1960, they moved back to the Stoermer family farm northeast of Cole Camp.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia.  He loved to farm, read, and drink root beer and enjoyed taking yearly trips back to Yuma, Colorado, to visit family and friends.

He is survived by:
his wife, Marvalee Stoermer of the home;
two daughters, Coleen Johnson of Sedalia and Donna LaFavor of Sedalia;
two sisters, Edna Simon of Cole Camp and Margaret Mayhew of Jefferson City;
three grandchildren, Joseph LaFavor, Emily Dunn, and Alexandra Clark; and
two great-grandchildren, Randy Stoermer and Zachary Dunn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lena Stoermer, and his brother, Paul Stoermer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sedalia, with  Pastor Jeremy Freeman officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cole Camp, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church in Sedalia.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Sedalia, in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

Pallbearers will be Larry Stoermer, Mark Simon, Dean Doll, Greg Bahrenburg, Jimmy Bahrenburg, Ed Goetz, Brian Bahrenburg, and Travis Doll.

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